Shri R.K. Mittal, Director (CM), has retired on 30.06.2018. Consequent to this, the charge of Director (CM) has been taken over by Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL, for a period of 3 months w.e.f. 01.07.2018.
The issue of non-remittance of LIC premium amount, deducted from the salaries of employees, is being repeatedly taken up with the CMD BSNL, by BSNLEU. A number of times, BSNLEU has discussed this with the CMD BSNL. A few days back also, BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL, citing that the LIC is demanding interest and GST thereon, for the belated premium payment. Yesterday, the Corporate Office has written to all the CGMs, calling for inputs. All know that, LIC premium was not remitted, only because the Corporate Office did not allot fund. But, now, the Corporate Office is questioning the CGMs, why LIC premium is not remitted? BSNLEU wants prompt action by the Management to settle this issue. Eye wash type of action will not help the employees.
The Corporate Office has issued one more clarification with regards to the facility of Immunity from Transfers, to the office bearers of the Recognised Unions / Associations. This clarification says that, the facility of Immunity from Transfer will not be extended to those who become office bearers of Recognised Union / Association, after the issuing of their transfer orders.
All are aware that BSNLEU has submitted a detailed note to the BSNL Management on curtailment of wasteful expenditure. In that note, curtailment of expenditure on electricity is an important component. This issue has been discussed in detailed with the CMD BSNL, as well as in the All Union / Association meeting held on 09.05.2018. Consequent to these, the Corporate Office has issued letter to all the CGM’s on reduction of energy expenses. For each and every circle, target has been fixed, for reduction of expenditure. This is a welcome move taken by the Corporate Management. It is needless to say that, we can save a very big amount through energy conservation, if needful action is taken by the Circle and District level Administrations, and most importantly by each and every employee. Money saved through energy conservation, is equivalent to the money earned through sales and marketing. All circle and district unions are requested to take necessary steps to achieve the target fixed by the Corporate Office for each and every circle.
At present, pensionary benefits are not being released to the retiring officials, if court cases remain pending against them. As a result, a good number of retiring employees are affected. Corporate Office has now issued direction to the CGM’s and Vigilance Heads, wherein it is stated that vigilance clearance could be given to those retiring persons, against whom personal court cases remain pending. This is a welcome decision taken by the Corporate Office. Utilising this order, circle and district secretaries are requested to take steps, to get the pension payment released, in respect of officials for whom vigilance clearance was not given earlier, in view of pending personal court cases.